The short life and long legacy of 2nd Lt. George Whiteman

U.S. Air Force Brig. Gen. Glen VanHerck, right, 509th Bomb Wing commander, holds a flag honoring the sacrifice of 2nd Lt. George Whiteman May 16, 2015, during the annual wreath-laying ceremony in Sedalia, Mo. VanHerck’s first assignment as a young lieutenant was to the 44th Fighter Squadron, a descendant of the unit that Whiteman was assigned to when he died after his plane was shot down Dec. 7, 1941, during the attack on Pearl Harbor. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brigitte N. Brantley/Released)

PHOTO BY: Staff Sgt. Brigitte N. BrantleyReleased
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